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Medaille Faculty Mary Louise Hill
March 19, 2012

Communication students at 2012 luncheon awards
The Department of Communication held its Media Internship Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 19 at the Buffalo Campus.

Students, faculty and local broadcast and communications professionals came together for this event, now in its seventh year. Medaille's communication internships allow students to network and to develop real-life skills leading to career opportunities. This event recognizes the individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to our internship program over the past year.

Congratulations to each of the award winners, as well as the Medaille seniors who will be graduating this spring. 

Communication Faculty
Lisa Marsherall, Chair

Lisa Murphy 
Lou Pozantides, Clinical Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator
Roger Puchalski
John Schedel, Ph.D.  

Class of 2012, Seniors

Michelle Artessa, Samantha Batt, Josef Beamer, Qawiyyah Blanford, Kathryn Breindel, Carrie Conger, Darnesha Coward, Jessica Deth, Chelsea Dziekan, Brandon Folland, Ashley Hassett, Kelsey Landers, Nicole Layer-Pardi, Ashley Light, Shelby Little, Patrick Mancuso, Tim Modeste, Summer O’Donnell, David Neth, Douglas Page, Alexander Rouse, Brianna Sanders, Evan Shugats, Kathryn Vanderwerken, Samantha Wangler

Media Awards

Television Investigative Reporter of the Year
Luke Moretti — WIVB-TV

Weather Anchor of the Year
Andy Parker — WGRZ-TV

Television Anchor of the Year
Ginger Geoffery—WKBW-TV

Television Sports Anchor of the Year
Paul Peck — WIVB-TV

Television Reporter of the Year
Katie Morse — YNN Buffalo

Radio News Director/Anchor of the Year
Steve Cichon — WBEN News Radio 930

Radio Personality of the Year
Cheryl Hagen — WJYE-FM 96.1

Account Manager/Digital Strategist of the Year
Alyssa Mayer — Travers Collins & Co.

Lifetime Achievement Award in
Medicine/Business of the Year
Donald Trump, MD — President/CEO of
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Lifetime Achievement Award in Law

Alan N. Rozansky — Erie County Sheriff’s

Lifetime Achievement Award in Law

Charles Tomaszewski — Deputy Buffalo
Police Commissioner

Lifetime Achievement Award in Law

Daniel Rinaldo, Det. Sergeant Homicide
Squad/Buffalo Police SWAT Team Member

Lifetime Achievement Award in Law

James Pauly, New York State Police

Outstanding Service

Alumni of the Year Award

Chris Musial '80 — Roswell Park Cancer

Man of the Year Award
Seymour H. Knox IV

Medaille College 2012

Administrator of the Year Award

Debra McLoughlin

Advisement Appreciation Award
Erin Pawlak, George Deacon, Lindy Feider, Chris Lazzaro, Ivey Thomas

Communication Faculty
Appreciation Award
Roger Puchalski

Excellence in Print Journalism Award
The Perspective — Medaille College

Medaille College Recognition Award

Byron Lockwood, Deputy Police
Buffalo Police
Chief Dennis Richards, Buffalo Police

Special Thanks
Richard T. Jurasek, Ph.D.

Douglas Howard, Ph.D.

Norman Muir, Ph.D.

Lisa Murphy

Sue Wesner

Mary Johnson


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Photos by Shelby Little '12

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